How I turned $100 worth of building timber into designer furniture with handtools




Structural pine bench seat made from pine and scrap merbau deck wood. Made with hand tools!

Tools used:
– Pax tenon saw
– Vertias dovetail saw
– Number 4 bench plane
– Number 5 jack plane
– 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1″ bench chisel
– Combination square
– Mortise marking gauge
– Knife
– Hand router.
– 120, 240 and 400 grit sand paper
– Danish oil for finishing
– PVA wood glue
– Pipe and other clamps

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Music credit:
“Puerto Rico Me Llama” by Jimmy Fontanez from

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42 Comments

  1. Deen Sheriffdeen
    December 7, 2016
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    I just noticed on your Instagram that you are in Melbourne.
    Would you mind telling me is this Framing pine or some other. I want to start a bit of woodworking DIY, but confused with Hardwood and softwood (specially since most youtube videos are from US). If I use Framing 2×4 to make small furniture will it warp? OR whats the other 2×4 alternative wood for furniture. (I don't have a table saw or a band saw). Thank you in advance. Cheers, Deen

  2. david osullivan
    December 8, 2016
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    i love it .and with hand tools .i'am subscribing

  3. Anton Messina
    December 11, 2016
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    Love it mate!!! 👌🏻 subscribed!!!!!

  4. no limit
    December 18, 2016
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    cool muse

  5. gone fishin
    January 10, 2017
    Reply

    That turned out awesome, nice work!

  6. Taylan Ekinci
    January 10, 2017
    Reply

    good project and good music. i love it.

  7. Maloy7800
    January 11, 2017
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    Well, the good part is that about $90 worth of that "designer furniture" is still usable as stacked timber. Oh, btw, your channel logo violates Armani Jeans copyrights. Cheers. :-))

  8. Frank McCane
    January 11, 2017
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    pretty awesome job, turning construction grade lumber into a nice bench, using only hand tools. keep up the good work, love watching your videos

  9. The Redsmith
    January 11, 2017
    Reply

    Nicely done and great design.

  10. Dan The Maker Man
    January 12, 2017
    Reply

    Nice bench man I really like the design.

  11. Graz Makes
    January 12, 2017
    Reply

    simple and beautiful! love it!!! keep up the great work!

    oh, and you're in violation of the armani jean logo 😉

  12. Deadmaus 2
    January 14, 2017
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    Great build Andrew, love the hand tools especially that hand router, look forward to seeing more videos, greetings from Fremantle…

  13. lionelhernandez34
    January 31, 2017
    Reply

    Very nice

  14. brewsnoop
    February 5, 2017
    Reply

    It's nice to see that even experienced woodworkers can have gaps and not just me! Great job on a very cool project.

  15. Victor Oliveira
    February 12, 2017
    Reply

    I feel so incapable and useless in life when I watch vids like this.

  16. Robin Lewis
    February 20, 2017
    Reply

    Nice to see cheapo pine making an appearance, looks great against the merbau

  17. JESSE JR
    February 20, 2017
    Reply

    that's some A Class SKILLS …. Old school hand made …. not like now an day all done by machines

  18. Nong Jeon Choi
    February 21, 2017
    Reply

    I have watched this amazing vid more than 10 times. Thx Andrew and plz make more vids for us! cheers.

  19. Will Wyatt
    February 27, 2017
    Reply

    Wonderful video. Paul Sellers would be proud of you.

  20. BlueberrySapSmoke
    February 27, 2017
    Reply

    So many fake/ wannabe craftsmen videos… Ahhhh!

  21. Tom Rinehart
    March 8, 2017
    Reply

    I built one of these on my lunch break

  22. Brad Brown
    March 29, 2017
    Reply

    Did you come up with the design/layout of this?  Pure genius work of art.

  23. Jesse Taylor
    April 1, 2017
    Reply

    That's beautiful. Great job!

  24. Семейное дело. Столярная мастерская БУК
    April 3, 2017
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    Отличное изделие !

  25. Miguel Angel Hernandez
    April 8, 2017
    Reply

    wow! awesome table..

  26. KJ Aponte
    May 16, 2017
    Reply

    Which Hector Lavoe song is that?

  27. Joe basement woodworking
    May 31, 2017
    Reply

    VERY nice! i like this idea. and man that was ALOT of shavings u swept out..lol good stuff man!🍻 also really like the way you wrapped that hardwood around it for the legs everything hand-cut love that stuff

  28. simatbirch
    June 5, 2017
    Reply

    This video should have the subtitle 'with hand tools' 🙂

  29. LiPe VoLcOm
    June 8, 2017
    Reply

    100 for the wood but for the sale?

  30. The Kaveman
    June 27, 2017
    Reply

    Excellent

  31. homayoun Shirazi
    July 23, 2017
    Reply

    Bravo!

  32. Hamza Acar
    July 30, 2017
    Reply

    berbat

  33. Eden Jade
    August 12, 2017
    Reply

    This was amazing. Very inspiring craftsmanship. Many thumbs up!

  34. J. Harris
    August 19, 2017
    Reply

    real woodworking with minimal tools thanks for sharing

  35. Joe De Jesus
    August 22, 2017
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    Great Video, your technique is very impressive. You are really good too, cutting that board vertically,…….and with a "handsaw"!!!!! (Frame 1:241:34)

  36. StephenNu9
    September 7, 2017
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    Very nicely done.

  37. Kevin Girardin
    September 17, 2017
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    It's only a mistake if you can't fix it. Also, it's not how good you are, it's can you still make it work when things don't go according to plan. I think you demonstrate this quite well. Beautiful piece.

  38. Serge Berthiaume
    September 20, 2017
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    Hey mate!Nice work! Nice vid!
    Got some concern about the moisture level of construction lumber?woodworking lumber is a lot dryerHow the bench is looking after a year inside?did you experience any cracking or shrinkage problem?Did the joint hold?

  39. Jayden Redd
    September 23, 2017
    Reply

    Since I read “pepe amazing plan” (Google it), I do think nothing will ever surpass it as an outstanding woodworking book. The book contains appealing pictures as well as drawings and also reader-friendly text. This is a “must have” woodworking book simply because everything you need to learn about wood working is available here and it truly walks you throughout the topic well.

  40. TECME SA de CV
    October 7, 2017
    Reply

    Muebles juguetero

  41. luna sanders
    October 9, 2017
    Reply

    What oil you use???

  42. steve Shelton
    October 11, 2017
    Reply

    What kind of plane was that used to finish those mortise joints. Very cool. 
    Steveo in Georgia

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